Saturday, June 05, 2004
Is America funny anymore?
Bush says that Reagan's death is "a sad day for America." I think it's sad not only because American has lost a great man, but because America has lost someone (one of the last few) who had a good sense of humor. His memorable quotes range from "Send Rambo" to "Honey I forgot to duck." Check out some of Reagan's great quotes here.
What has happened to America's sense of humor? Even comedians' quality has been systematically lowered over the years. We used to love Woody Allen, Mel Brooks, Eddie Murphy, Bill Murray, etc. Now, people think Chris Rock and Chris Tucker are comedy icons. Politicians are not as humorous as before - Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz - none of them have cracked any good jokes in recent memory.
The lack of sense of humor is very telling about a nation. Let's elect somebody who can restore good humor in this age of crisis.